A new software update should be released for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia smartphones in the not-too-distant future, bringing along a series of enhancements for various issues that they might have.
The move was already confirmed, though no specific details on when the move is made are known for the time being.
However, a Sony Ericsson’s employee confirmed that Xperia devices would be receiving software version 4.0.2.A.0.6x in the near future, most probably in early 2012.
Make no mistake about it, this is not an OS upgrade, and it will not bring along a new Android platform past the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS currently available on devices.
However, it will arrive with the aforementioned fixes, while being aimed at improving the performance that handsets have to offer.
Here’s what the aforementioned Sony Ericsson employee notes in a forum post:
These restart issues you experience may be caused by an unexpected memory behavior and for this a new software release (4.0.2.A.0.6x) will be made available to improve the memory management. This goes for Xperia neo V and some other phone models with similar software.
The roll out of this is planned to start early next year - but please note that a software release depends on operator approval and timeline. All will not get it at the same time and I currently have no way to foresee when certain phones will get it.
The software will be made available via both PC Companion and FOTA (if supported by your operator). This is all info I have for the time being.
As stated above, the release date for the new software update is not known for the time being, but it might not be too long before Sony Ericsson will unveil more on the matter.
Also next year, Sony Ericsson will make an upgrade to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available for Xperia devices. The company has already made progress with the development of this upgrade, though they have yet to offer a specific release date for it.